Johnny Isakson is a businessman who has built a respected record of public service to the state of Georgia.
As a business leader, Johnny served as president of Northside Realty for 20 years, as it grew to become the largest independent residential real estate brokerage company in the Southeast and one of the largest in America.
As a public servant, Johnny served 17 years in the Georgia Legislature and two years as chairman of the Georgia Board of Education. Johnny then served three terms in the U.S. House and is now serving his second term in the U.S. Senate.
Johnny brings commonsense leadership to Congress through his efforts to address federal spending, reduce the debt, create jobs, and reform burdensome regulations.
Johnny currently serves as chairman on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. A veteran himself, Johnny understands the importance of improving services and heath care for our nation’s veterans and is working to improve and demand accountability from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Johnny also serves as chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, making him the only Republican to chair two committees in the U.S. Senate. As Ethics chairman, Johnny is dedicated to ensuring the integrity and ethical standards of the U.S. Senate in a fair, nonpartisan manner.
Additionally, he serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Serving on these committees, Johnny plays a critical role in the debates over cutting spending, reducing our nation’s debt, entitlement reform, and international diplomacy.
Johnny and his wife, Dianne, have been married since 1968. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.